Volunteers with Developmental Disabilities

Mercy Hospital has a volunteer program for persons ages 18 and above who have a developmental disability.  This program offers volunteer opportunities with job coaching provided.  To be eligible for this program, participants must:

  • Have a developmental disability identified before the age of 22
  • Be active with the St. Louis County Regional Center
  • Live in St. Louis County
  • Be non-Medicaid waivered
  • Be 18 years are older

 This program benefits participants who:

  • Are looking for summer volunteer activities
  • Are looking for year- round volunteering
  • Would like to volunteer to increase job experiences
  • Would like to volunteer while job seeking
  • Would like to explore available job opportunities in a health care setting
  • Are looking to build their references lists for applications and resumes
  • Are not job seeking, and just want to volunteer

To volunteer the participant must:

  • Call Kim Uhlmansiek for an interview (314-251-4614) or email kim.uhlmansiek@mercy.net
  • Attend  an interview to learn about our program
  • Go to Corporate Health for a physical, PPD shots and drug screening
  • Allow for a background screening to be completed

Volunteers are given options of volunteer jobs which match their interests and skill levels.  We volunteer in  the following departments:

  • Nutrition Department
  • Housekeeping Department
  • Decontamination Department
  • Sterilization Department
  • Clerical Departments
  • GI Lab

Volunteers receive:

  • Volunteer hours which look great on applications and resumes
  • A $5 meal ticket each time participant volunteers
  • References that can be used with future job applications
  • 1:1 job coaching with fading
  • Input given to agencies and participant regarding performance of volunteer

Please contact us today!

Kim Uhlmansiek – Coordinator of Supported Volunteers
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 S. New Ballas
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-251-4614

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